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LEAD CONSULTANT, REGIONAL PROGRAMME CASE STUDIES

  • Organization: KAICIID
  • Location:
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2020-03-01

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Vacancy for

Lead Consultant

to Develop Series of four KAICIID Regional Programme Case Studies

and Synthesis Report

 

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING/CONTEXT

The King Abdullah International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), hereinafter also referred to as Centre is an intergovernmental organization that was founded to enable, empower and encourage dialogue among followers of different religions and cultures around the world.

Recognizing the need to foster the exchange of knowledge, best practices and experience in the field of Interreligious Dialogue (IRD), the Dialogue Knowledge Hub (DKH) aims to provide access to a variety of IRD online courses, webinars, digital knowledge resources and networking tools for KAICIID stakeholders, partners and members of the wider IRD community worldwide, as a source to strengthen peace, reconciliation and social cohesion.

SCOPE OF WORK/MAIN PURPOSE

Aiming to effectively address the above need, the KAICIID DKH emphasizes the importance of developing a series of in-depth case studies to demonstrate the impact and change occurring through KAICIID programmes and initiatives in its focus regions and countries. There is also a need to highlight the importance of partners’ long-term commitment and support in complex contexts and conflict affected countries in using IRD for building and strengthening peace and reconciliation.

The in-depth study shall demonstrate lessons learned and best practices, analyzed and summarized under the umbrella of a Synthesis Report with set of recommendations to guide design of upcoming KAICIID programmes. Furthermore, the study shall exhibit the change KAICIID programmes and interventions have brought about in the development of IRD policies, strategies, plans and programmes at regional and national levels.

EXPECTED RESULTS

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Manager, DKH in close cooperation with the Programme Manager, Online Resources the specific objectives of the KAICIID series of case studies are:

  • Developing a series of four Case Studies in KAICIID programme countries in 4 regions (Africa, Asia, Arab States, and Europe);
  • Outlining the series into a wider Synthesis Report that will analyze and summarize common IRD needs and the key findings. The report shall provide a set of recommendations that will guide design and delivery of new and upcoming KAICIID programmes and initiatives.

The Series and the Synthesis Report shall complement the KAICIID Annual Report and other relevant KAICIID IRD guidebooks, training materials content and publications. The purpose of the Consultancy is to conduct desk top research to prepare four KAICIID regional programme case studies and a synthesis report.

REPORTING AND TIMELINE

The Consultant shall submit in English the following deliverables in a form of an email or personal and skype meetings which are subject to the satisfactorily acceptance and approval of the Senior Programme Manager, DKH and the Programme Manager, Online Resources:

  • Finalised Research & Methodology Plan;
  • Manage and coordinate the preparation of the following four regional programme case studies:
    • Nigeria Country Programme: Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDPC) Five Advocacy visits to Flashpoint States;
    • Arab States Regional Programme: Syria Initiative – Towards a Homeland immune to Hate Speech;
    • Asia Regional Programme: Supporting Inclusive Dialogue in Asia: Myanmar’s IRD Training Centre);
    • Europe Regional Programme: Network for Dialogue: Empowering Interreligious and Intercultural Actions for Social Inclusion of Refugees and Migrants in Europe.
  • Final full Synthesis report on the four regional/country case studies with recommendations- PowerPoint presentation;
  • Monthly Progress Reports;
  • Regular Bi-weekly progress update Personal (if based in Austria) or Skype meetings with KOR Programme Manager;
  • Final Consultancy Summary Report with Recommendations.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE  

  • An advanced university degree in social sciences such as political science, sociology or related field. A completed or ongoing PhD studies in the required fields would be an asset;
  • At least 5 years of experience in conducting research and developing publications and case studies in the field of IRD, Peacebuilding Reconciliation and Building Social Cohesion.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills using statistical and/or qualitative data processing software; preferably in developing case studies and synthesis report;
  • Excellent oral and written command of English;
  • Excellent writing and documentation skills;
  • Demonstrating high levels of attention to detail.

CONSULTANCY PERIOD

The Consultant is required to start late February 2020 and complete the assignment by the end of July 2020.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

9 February 2020

HOW TO APPLY

Please upload your CV along with a cover letter indicating the expected compensation/your daily rate. As part of the cover letter, applicants are invited to submit all relevant publications and case studies from past experience.

Only short-listed candidates will be further contacted by KAICIID.

KAICIID is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply.

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